How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off While Traveling

Follow these steps to protect your identity, finances and home when you're on vacation.

When you’re traveling, you’re likely thinking about all the ways you can have fun – not about the ways your identity can get stolen, your vacant home can get ransacked or your credit cards can get swiped. However, you are more at risk of becoming a victim of theft while on vacation because your mind is on the pool rather than what you need to do to protect yourself, says Adam Levin, founder of Identity Theft 911 and Credit.com.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.